Establish policies and practices for social distancing
. Alter your workspace to help workers and customers maintain social distancing and physically separate employees from each other and from customers, when possible. Here are some strategies that businesses can use:
● Implement flexible worksites (e.g., telework).
● Implement flexible work hours (e.g., rotate or stagger shifts to limit the number of employees in the workplace at the same time).
● Increase physical space between employees at the worksite by modifying the workspace.
● Increase physical space between employees and customers (e.g., drive-through service, physical barriers such as partitions).
● Use signs, tape marks, or other visual cues such as decals or coloured tape on the floor, placed 6 feet apart, to indicate where to stand when physical barriers are not possible.
● Implement flexible meeting and travel options (e.g., postpone non-essential meetings or events by state and local regulations and guidance).
● Close or limit access to common areas where employees are likely to congregate and interact.
● Prohibit handshaking.
● Deliver services remotely (e.g., phone, video, or web).
● Adjust your business practices to reduce close contact with customers — for example, by providing drive-through service, click-and-collect online shopping, shop-by-phone, curbside pickup, and delivery options, where feasible.
● Move the electronic payment terminal/credit card reader farther away from the cashier, if possible, to increase the distance between the customer and the cashier.
● Shift primary stocking activities to off-peak or after hours, when possible, to reduce contact with customers.